- haughty manner or spirit; arrogance.
Origin of hauteur
Examples from the Web for hauteur
For all his reputation for hauteur, I would forever after remember this evidence of Vidal's graciousness and self-confidence.Putting Words in Gore Vidal’s Mouth—a Copywriter Recalls the 1982 Senate Campaign
August 6, 2012
He joyed to observe that these men of incredible millions had no hauteur.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
“If you choose to suspect evil, of course you can,” she answered with hauteur.All Roads Lead to Calvary
Jerome K. Jerome
There was a touch of hauteur in his tone when he replied, "Do you suggest that I am hiding him?"The Grell Mystery
Her eyes met his in a quick surprise that was on the verge of hauteur.The Highgrader
William MacLeod Raine
"So much the better," said Mrs. Millar, again with a suspicion of hauteur in her voice.A Houseful of Girls
- pride; haughtiness
Word Origin and History for hauteur
1620s, from French hauteur "haughtiness, arrogance," literally "height," from Old French hauture (12c.) "height, loftiness; grandeur, majesty," from haut (see haught).